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Report - The Raven Hotel - Droitwich - June 2021


Grom

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After a lovely long weekend, I fancied getting out again with the camera.


History

The Raven Hotel dates from the 16th Century and is set in the centre of Droitwich. It was a popular hotel with 72 bedrooms and numerous conference rooms served as a great local venue for events and weddings.
In 2010 the Raven Hotel was closed for 'Operational Reasons' but it was claimed that local demand would see the hotel open its doors in due course. The site was put up for sale but never found a buyer and never re-opened.

More recently in 2018 the hotel was purchased by new owners who is planning to build 51 houses on the site but to keep and restore the grade 2 listed parts of the site.

The hotel got some attention in 2020 when some photos inside emerged showing what a poor state it had fallen into made it to local media.

The Explore

The hotel has seen serious decay and damage over the last 11 years with the newer parts to the rear of the building falling into a bad state. Much of it is well past repair and require demolishing. Fortunately work on the grade listed section seems to be protecting it from the very worst of the rot and decay.
Hopefully it can be saved as it's got lots of character.


Photos


The Grade 2 Listed front.


















Overlooking the centre of town.





The remains of the kitchen.













The only clean(ish) remaining bedroom.











Some photos of how it used to look on a leaflet.



 

Ya Boy Croy

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Amazing place to visit, just be careful as I believe they have started to border the place up, my group was almost caught in there today. (They was on the roof, but I couldn't tell if they was bordering up or taking metal, etc. Was a lot of hammering and drilling though.) Thanks for the post, it was beautiful to find such a huge place.
 

chills

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So that’s where that staircase was from! Great report as usual Grom and not too far from me!
 

Fluffy

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Thanks for the tip off on this one Grom, amazing place. Deeply saddening to see the state it's currently in.
You must have lit the place up like a roman candle; it was dark as a ditch when we went and we struggled for photos!

Amazing place to visit, just be careful as I believe they have started to border the place up, my group was almost caught in there today. (They was on the roof, but I couldn't tell if they was bordering up or taking metal, etc. Was a lot of hammering and drilling though.)
Blimey, that's weird. We went on Sunday and my girlfriend, her son and I had a lovely relaxed mooch round for an hour without any hassle at all.

@Grom - Cracking photos, Grom(it)! ;)
 

Ya Boy Croy

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Thanks for the tip off on this one Grom, amazing place. Deeply saddening to see the state it's currently in.
You must have lit the place up like a roman candle; it was dark as a ditch when we went and we struggled for photos!



Blimey, that's weird. We went on Sunday and my girlfriend, her son and I had a lovely relaxed mooch round for an hour without any hassle at all.

@Grom - Cracking photos, Grom(it)! ;)
Did you climb through the door by any chance? It's crazy how lovely this place use to be, and how much it's changed since the last year or so. It was definitely a great explore! Would've loved to see the staircase with banner for real, looks absolutely beautiful in some older pictures I've seen!
 

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